Robinson, Ann. “Is Teenage Risk-taking Vital for Our Species?”Theguardian. N.p., 19 Oct. 2015. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. <http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/19/is-adolescent-risk-taking-vital-for-our-species>.
Teenagers are all about rebellion. They are about doing their own thing and taking risks. On average they take more risks than children and adults but for a good reason. It is a learning experience vital to human existence. Taking risks as a teenager is also the norm. It is part of social conformity. Peer pressure and the want to be like their peers is what drives risk in teenagers.
I chose this source because it looked interesting and is something I wondered about. I am interested in what else I will find out about this subject. I took many risks as a teenage and I feel that sometimes I still do as I get older. I am interested to see what what may have caused it. Maybe peer pressure or that it was just the social norm at the time. I find that many teenagers may do things that seem dumb or risky to adults but to them they are just living and having fun. Taking risks and trying new and exciting things is what being a teenager is all about.
I agreed a lot with what this source said. It caught my attention and kept me hooked the whole time. I am interested to see what else I will find about this subject. What I found interesting was the science behind why teenagers take so many risks and what the experts had to say about the topic. That adolescents need to create that emotional distance from their parents. Teens need to take risks and establish their own social hierarchies. Questions that could be raised are why teens take certain risks? Why do some risk more than others and what is considered too risky?